James Bowers sends out the news that Numedeon, makers of the kid virtual world Whyville, have teamed up with chip-maker AMD and PBS affiliate KLRN to launch the "AMD Game Zone," a virtual space for kids to learn how to make educational games.
Kids can create digital games using three different platforms: GameStar Mechanic by E-line Media, GameMaker by Activate! and a new game creation tool launched by Numedeon, based on the Box2D physics simulation library that underlies many popular games. This platform allows players with no programming experience to create and play games collaboratively in real-time. Numedeon will soon launch a game design contest where Whyville’s residents will compete to develop educational games.
Head to Whyville.net to visit the AMD Game Zone yourself.